Mousetrap hits 70

February 10, 2022 | By More

Record breaker for Edinburgh Playhouse

The world’s longest running production, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, will play the Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2023 as part of a 70 date 70th anniversary tour.

Tickets are on sale now for the long-running whodunnit’s visits to the Edinburgh Playhouse (Mon 24 – Sat 29 April 2023) and the Glasgow King’s (Mon 1 – Sat 6 May 2023) with tickets to other Scottish venues on sale soon.

The Mousetrap’s is due to return to Edinburgh in April 2023 on its 70th anniversary tour.

The 70th anniversary tour will open in the same theatre that it held its world premiere, the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, on Tuesday 26 September 2022. It will be at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on the exact 70th anniversary of the premiere, which was on October 6, 1952.

It is booked to arrive at the Perth Concert Hall in the week Mon 17 – Sat 22 April 17 2023, His Majesty’s Aberdeen from Mon 12 – Sat 17 Jun 2023 and Dundee Rep Mon 10 – Sat 15 Jul 2023.

This will be the fifth outing for the show in Edinburgh in the last ten years. In 2012 the long-running Sixtieth anniversary tour played the Kings – returning in 2014 and again in 2016. Most recently, it visited the Playhouse in 2019.

Christie’s ever-green whodunnit centres on a group of strangers who find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst.

suspicious characters

One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. But which one is the murderer? And, more to the point for the snowed-in strangers, who will be their next victim?

Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: “What better way to celebrate 70 glorious years of The Mousetrap by taking Agatha Christie’s world-famous whodunnit to over 70 towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland.

“A true British classic, this beloved tale of intrigue and suspense is as enthralling today as it was when it first opened in 1952 and I am thrilled that audiences, of all ages, and from all corners of the country, will have the chance to see it in their local theatres.”

Casting and further tour venues are to be announced at a future date.

Listing

The Mousetrap
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat matinee: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Glasgow King’s Theatre 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 May 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat matinee: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

The Mousetrap on tour:
Tue 26 Sep – Sat 1 Oct 2022 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
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Mon 3 – Sat 15 Oct 2022 Dublin
Gaiety Theatre
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Mon 17 – Sat 22 Oct 2022 Cork
Opera House
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Mon 24 – Sat 29 Oct 2022 Brighton
Theatre Royal
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Mon 31 Oct – Sat 5 Nov 2022 Birmingham
Alexandra Theatre
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Mon 7 – Sat 12 Nov 2022 Liverpool
Empire Theatre
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Mon 14 – Sat 19 Nov 2022 Oxford
New Theatre
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Mon 21 – Sat 26 Nov 2022 Bath
Theatre Royal
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Mon 28 Nov – Sat 3 Dec 2022 Manchester
Opera House
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Mon 23 – Sat 28 Jan 2022 Norwich
Theatre Royal
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Mon 30 Jan – Sat 4 Feb 2023 Malvern
Festival Theatre
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Mon 6 – Sat 11 Feb 2023 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
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Mon 13 – Sat 18 Feb 2023 Coventry
Belgrade Theatre
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Mon 20 – Sat 25 Feb 2023 Chesterfield
Pomegranate Theatre
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Mon 27 Feb – Sat 4 Mar 2023 Southampton
Mayflower Theatre
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Mon 6 Feb – Sat 11 Mar 2023 York
Grand Opera House
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Mon 13 – Sat 18 Mar 2023 Cardiff
New Theatre
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Mon 20 – Sat 25 Mar 2023 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
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Mon 27 Mar – Sat 1 Apr 2023 Lichfield
Garrick Theatre
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Mon 3 – Sat 8 Apr 2023 Stoke-On-Trent
Regent Theatre
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Mon 10 – Sat 15 Apr 2023 Woking
New Victoria Theatre
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Mon 17 – Sat 22 Apr 2023 Perth
Concert Hall
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Mon 24 – Sat 29 Apr 2023 Edinburgh
Playhouse Theatre
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Mon 1 – Sat 6 May 2023 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
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Mon 22 – Sat 27 May 2023 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
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Mon 29 May – Sat 3 Jun 2023 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
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Mon 12 – Sat 17 Jun 2023 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
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Mon 19 – Sat 24 Jun 2023 Blackpool
Grand Theatre
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Mon 26 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2023 Hereford
Courtyard Theatre
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Mon 3 – Sat 8 Jul 2023 Chelmsford
Civic Theatre
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Mon 10 – Sat 15 Jul 2023 Dundee
Dundee Rep
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Mon 24 – Sat 29 Jul 2023 Bristol
Hippodrome
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Mon 4 – Sat 9 Sep 2023 Cambridge
Corn Exchange
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Mon 11 – Sat 16 Sep 2023 Torquay
Princess Theatre
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Mon 18 – Sat 23 Sep 2023 Buxton
Opera House
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Mon 25 – Sat 30 Sep 2023 Swansea
Grand Theatre
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Mon 9 – Sat 14 Oct 2023 Truro
Hall For Cornwall
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Mon 16 – Sat 21 Oct 2023 Peterborough
New Theatre
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Mon 23 – Sat 28 Oct 2023 Kings Lynn
Alive Corn Exchange
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Mon 30 Oct – Sat 4 Nov 2023 Guildford
Yvonne Arnuad
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Mon 20 – Sat 25 Nov 2023 Bromley
Churchill Theatre
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Tue 30 Jan – Sat 3 Feb 2024 Sunderland
Empire
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  1. Tom says:

    .. booked for The Playhouse??! What was wrong with Murrayfield ..